*Updated list for 2022
I thought it would be an excellent idea to give you the lo down of my favourite restaurants in Dublin. If your thinking of visiting Dublin or you have booked your plane ticket already and are planning your trip I have listed some restaurants below that I have been to that I love and can’t stop going back to.
F.X Buckley Steakhouse
While this list is in no particular order I do want to note that F.X Buckley’s is my favourite restaurant in Dublin. They have a few locations around the city, I have been to two, and while I had great experiences at both I always try book the restaurant located in Temple Bar first. The food is honestly fantastic and while it is a little bit more on the expensive side it is well worth the money. F.X Buckley is our go to restaurant for special occasions and birthdays. The service is also fantastic and we always have an excellent experience when we go. Don’t forget to order the onion rings!
If you are looking for Japanese inspired food then look no further then Wagamama. With a few locations in Dublin, we frequent the restaurant located at St. Stephen’s Green. I have two go to main dishes – the Chicken Katsu Curry or the Chicken Firecracker (this dish is extremely spicy so be aware!) I of course cannot leave without ordering a side of fried Gyoza. There is plenty of options available to suit everyone including many different Ramen dishes, curries and donburi.
Lemon and Duke
This is one of my go to lunch spots! My favourite dish is the chicken Katsu sandwich. This is only available on the menu during weekdays as the menu changes slightly the weekend so if you are in Dublin on a weekday then I would definitely recommend you try it! The weekend menu is good also but I go here specifically for that sandwich which is honestly just amazing.
If you are looking for your fish and chips fix then look no further then Beshoff Bros (also known by the locals as Beshoffs) They have a few locations across Dublin and my go to dish is the fresh battered cod and chips. It’s so fresh and I definitely recommend you try it if you can.
Another steak restaurant that I absolutely love, Featherblade is located in Dublin City Centre and is perfect for a casual meal. If your not a steak person do not worry, the burger is also amazing and I highly recommend going here for lunch during your trip. The food is always excellent and it is also quite inexpensive.
While I unfortunately have no photos of my numerous times here I had to include it on my list. I suppose it’s an excuse to go back again! Cirillos is an Italian restaurant and I love their Diavola pizza. I would also recommend the Arancini to start. It is my go to pizza place at the moment and I highly recommend it if you are looking for some really good pizza in a cosy setting.
Xi’An Street Food
Another Asian food spot is Xi’An Street Food. I have tried a few dishes here and I have never been disappointed. Great spot for lunch or a very casual dinner. It does get busy at lunch time so do come early to nab a table.
Located in Sandymount in Dublin 4, BuJo is my favourite burger spot in Dublin. Another casual affair, the restaurant has the most amazing burgers and I highly recommend taking the trip out there if you have time.
Hard Rock Cafe Dublin
I have a love for Hard Rock Cafe and always go to one whatever city I travel to (if they have one). They have an excellent menu with many choices and we never have a bad meal here. The service is also fun and cheerful which is a bonus. You can find them in Dublin’s Temple Bar.
Other Notable Mentions
I also want to include the below notable mentions. These are restaurants that I have been to once or twice, really enjoyed and would love to return to again in the future.
- Al Boschetto – Italian
- Neon Asian Street Food
- Angelina’s – Italian
- Bunsen – Burgers
- Red Torch Ginger – Thai
- La Gustosa Ristorante – Italian
- Juanitos – Asian Fusion
- Balfes – Brasserie
I will keep updating this list as it changes over the years. I hope if you go to my suggested restaurants you have a great time and enjoy the food as much as I do.